The project to link Honshu and Shikoku Islands in Japan is reviewed, which, scheduled for completion in 1985, will require the construction of three major bridge and highway systems at Kobe-Naruto (route A), Kojima-Sakaide (route D) and Onomichi-Imabari (route E). Route A will consist of 81 km of highway and 79 km of railway links, both systems using the same 3-span suspension bridge over the 4 km Akashi Strait. Route D crosses a number of straits of 9400 M total length using 3-span suspension bridges, truss bridges and viaducts. The total length of the highway link is 39 km and the railway 49 km, again with both using the same bridges although separated on land. Route E is a highway-only link of 61 km total length crossing the straits via several islands with various types of bridges of lengths ranging from 300-800 M. Details are given of the structural design standards, construction costs, bridge design, economics and estimates of future public, private and freight traffic volume for the three structures in the project. /TRRL/

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    Japan Society of Civil Engineers

    1-chome, Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
    Tokyo,   Japan  160-0004
  • Authors:
    • Matsuzaki, Y
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 27-45
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  • Accession Number: 00099718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1975 12:00AM